Hatton closes out season with second straight win

Hatton Wins at Beaver DamBy Bryan Gapinski
Beaver Dam, Wis., Sep. 4--- Scott Hatton captured the season finale Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Racing Series 20-lap feature Saturday Night at Beaver Dam Raceway. The victory was the second straight for Hatton in series competition.
Hatton took the lead from the front row at the start, while 2010 Series Champion Mike Hess passed three cars on the opening lap moving to fourth place before the caution was displayed on Lap 2 for a stalled car. On the restart Hatton pulled away, increasing his lead each lap. Hess moved into third on Lap 8, and one lap later into second place. Hatton's advantage was erased when Travis Berryhill spun, with seven laps remaining. The restart set up a battle between the two drivers who have combined to win the Badger Championship in five of the past seven years.
Hatton driving the Huston Solution owned Stealth/Fontana No. 15 finished two-car lengths ahead of Hess for victory. Daniel Robinson, Bubba Altig, and Brandon Waelti completed the top five. Hess who finished in the top three in the final eight feature events of the season finished 245 points ahead of Hatton to win his second career Badger Midget Champion.

QUAL       HT 1   A FEAT  
1 4 HESS 14.894 1 HATTON 1 HATTON
2 19 BERRYHILL 15.041 2 BERRYHILL 2 HESS
3 41 WAELTI 15.124 3 ALTIG 3 ROBINSON
4 25 ERFURTH 15.153 4 ERFURTH 4 ALTIG
5 57 ROBINSON 15.159 5 SHREFFLER 5 WAELTI
6 15 HATTON 15.301 HT 2   6 OLSON
7 6 FISCUS 15.406 1 ROBINSON 7 ERFURTH
8 28 FUERST 15.463 2 HESS 8 CAMFIELD
9 4X OLSON 15.489 3 WAELTI 9 BERRYHILL
10 21 SHREFFLER 15.528 4 OLSON 10 FUERST
11 5C CAMFIELD 15.591 5 TERRY 11 PROBST
12 37 ALTIG 15.629 12 SHREFFLER
13 82 JOHNSON 15.733 13 JOHNSON
14 19X TERRY 15.629 14 KELSEY
15 15X PROBST 16.049 15 TERRY
16 57X SLOTTEN 18.620 16 SLOTTEN
17 11 KELSEY NT